Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed his frustration after their 2-0 home loss to Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, Mirror reports.
The Chilean boss is also sweating on the fitness of key midfielders David Silva and Yaya Toure, who limped off the pitch during the clash at the Etihad and could miss the Manchester derby this weekend.
Cup holders City have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup before the quarter-finals by Newcastle, with goals from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko inflicting the Sky Blues’ third winless game in succession.
“Of course, we must be worried,” said Pellegrini. “We didn’t win the three games we played this week. We must be worried about that, but we must find a solution, we must address it.
“My feeling is that we are not playing well. We are in a difficult moment. There is a lack of trust.
“We conceded two easy goals and we did not score from the chances we had. We are conceding goals too easily and not scoring, so when that happens, there is a lack of trust.”
In regards to the injuries sustained by Silva and Toure, the former Malaga manager added: “We will see tomorrow with the doctor and I can’t tell you at this moment.
“David has a problem with his knee and I don’t know how serious it is.
“Yaya was a little bit tired in his groin, so I didn’t want to risk him any longer.”